Howdy Readers,

I thought I’d give you a brief update having been back to see my GP (general practitioner) this morning.

I completed my course of antibiotics over the weekend, as suspected I wasn’t very good at taking them on time until I set myself phone reminders that bugged me until I did but still I completed the course so there is no further fear of infection. The wound itself is now completely healed over leaving just some tender keloid (scar) tissue so nothing else is likely to get in there.

I still have no pain receptors in the tip of my thumb or distal phalanx as the doctor likes to call it and am still extremely sore and stiff in the pad at the base of my thumb or thenar and first two fingers.

The GP has now referred me to see the consultant hand surgeon at my local hospital to see what else if anything can be done. The GP has also advised that I now stop wearing the brace during the day and that I massage my thenar regularly to encourage healing.

Now it’s just waiting to see how quickly I can get an appointment to see said surgeon and continuing to take pain medication to manage in the interim.

hope you’re all well


Mr Bunny Chow

  1. Sian says:

    I really hope something can be done….and quickly too! Hope your lovely family are well x

    • Thanks Sian, it’s in the hands of the NHS now so I’m sure there will be much bumbling and fumbling it will all move relatively quickly

  2. Tandy says:

    I damaged the nerve receptors in my leg nearly 30 years ago, and there is still no feeling! I hope you do not have the same experience 🙂

    • I hope not too, although whilst doing buttons and similar is a little fiddly I can live without the feeling coming back what does concern me more is the constant acheing below the original wound site.

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